Originally Posted by billmac
Hey Mike, it's been over 5 days since you received your Carada screen... we wanna see pics of it (installed of course)!
In those few days I had a wall built, drywalled, primed, and painted (by me).
The screen was installed last night.
Install time (2 people - including a carpenter): ~1hr
First movie: Planet Earth (BR) - snippets - I think 16:9
2nd movie: Open Season (BR) - 16:9 - not that good, but had to please my son who was kicked out of the HT room for the screen placing on frame
After everyone else went to bed I decided to pop in a known movie as I was still tweaking with zoom and lens shift -- The Matrix (BR)
The 102" 16:9 was nice, but 128" 2.40:1 was amazing.
Plenty of light with normal lamp at -8 (or so) iris.
Projector is still uncalibrated.
I think the 16:9 to 2.40:1 transition will be annoying without RS20 memory since you need to change zoom and lens shift! I hadn't really thought about that.
We also got in bar stools and other Superbowl gear.
My next project after playing with calibration a little will be to install the ISCOIIIL and Cineslide.
PS - Pics? You want pics? I was too busy watching movies. Hopefully I'll now spend more time doing that vs. cogitating about my HT.
I did snap a quick iPhone pic when I read your post this am and was heading out the door...
- install wall base (Fri)
- center channel "pull through" for center channel speaker wires, IR transmitter, etc.
- XBOX360 Elite (Jasper)
- Remote control - ? Control 4
- ?? Wii
- Rocket RSC500 in future (????)
- calibrate subwoofer -- and get PC software to help
- Audessey optimize after Denon 5308CI FW update
Next movies - LOTR (DVD), SW (DVD), Speed Racer (BR from Netflix)